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St Bedes Catholic College

Long Cross, Bristol BS11 0SU

Tel: (0117) 3772200 Fax: (0117) 3772201


E-mail: contact@stbedescc.org

Visit our Website: www.stbedescc.org

NEWSLETTER 178

23rd May 2014

2010
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
23rd May
END OF TERM 5
nd
2 June
START OF TERM 6 WEEK A
13th June
Final day of A/S Exams
End of new lunchtime period

YEAR 10 FOOTBALL TEAM ACHIEVE UNIQUE


TREBLE
The Year 10 football team added the
Gloucestershire County Cup to the Bristol & South
Gloucestershire League they had already won this
season. They played Newent from the Forest of
Dean who were the Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud
and Dursley champions. Goals from Callum
Gundry-White, Elliott Soodeen and Leevan Uhlyk
secured a 3-2 victory.
The unique treble was completed on Tuesday night
at the Gloucestershire Football Association
Headquarters in Almondsbury when they won the
Woodcock Trophy beating City Academy 4-2. Goals
were scored by Emmanuel Tsagurnis, Elliott
Soodeen, Leevan Uhlyk and Reuben Tsagurnis.
The Woodcock shield dates back to 1907 and the
boys will now have their names engraved on the
trophy alongside all the other winning players.
An outstanding achievement.

JUNIOR MATHS CHALLENGE


On 1st May, 30 of our most able Year 7
mathematicians sat the Junior Maths Challenge
paper. The top 40% of students nationally receive a
gold, silver or bronze certificate. Congratulations to
the following pupils:
Gold Certificate
Michael Gowie, Hal Hewlett and Oliwia Makulec.
Silver Certificate
Renji Babu, Molly Cummings, Matthew Fraser,
Patryk Hlond, Finley Norton and Ethan Woolley
Bronze Certificate
Adam Bush, Lois Fish, Jonathan Groves,
Charlie Johnson, Oliwia Kowalska, Samuel Ould,
Isabel Payne, Maria Reji, Mateusz Smagacz and
Ciara Stables.

HYMNATHON
Last weekend 21 of our pupils sang for 9 hours
continuously through the night to help St Peter's
Anglican Church, Frampton Cotterell (where Mr
Strange is Priest in charge) in their 30 hour non-stop
Hymnathon. The event raised over 4,000 and the
contribution of our pupils was very well received by
the community in Frampton. The monies raised will
go towards new ICT equipment for the Church of
England Primary School and the St Peter's Organ
fund.
Mr Strange said he was so proud of the pupils and
staff who took part; they truly were amazing!

COMMISSIONING OF EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS


This morning 16 of our pupils were commissioned
as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in a
special Mass also celebrating the Feast of Saint
Bede.
Congratulations to Daniya Babu, Joshua Bonacorsi,
Chali Chaligha, Joseph Gompels, Abigail Gordon,
Josie Goodwin, Luca Hargitai, Christymol James,
Marcella Loprestsi, Tigimol Makkiel, Livin Milton,
Laura Odemwingie, Tobias Olds, Annitta Regy,
Maura Rolls, Mexin Sebiyachan.

INTERMEDIATE OLYMPIAD MATHEMATICS


COMPETITION
Congratulations to Year 10 pupil Howard Fish and
Year 11 Michael Savery who were recently selected
to participate in the Intermediate Mathematical
Olympiad. Howard was awarded a merit in the
Hamilton competition for Year 10 students and
Michael a distinction in the Maclaurin for Year 11
students.

SIXTH FORM HANDOVER


Handover of the new Sixth Form building from John
Perkins Construction Limited took place earlier this
month. Ms Hughes received the keys from Rupert
Perkins. The College is delighted with the building
which will be open to Sixth Form students from
September.

YOUNG ENTERPRISE
On Wednesday 21st May, 10 Year 8 pupils were
invited to a Young Enterprise event organised by
Telefonica. The theme of the day was digital and
community. Pupils had to create their own app
using software from O2. The pupils agreed that it
had been an interesting day and had a great time.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Congratulations to the following pupils who
received the Sacrament of Confirmation at
St Josephs, Portishead on
13th May 2014.
Anna Alexander
Joseph Alexander
Karina Bain
Luke Bain
Wilson Barlow
Georgina Constable
Harriet Ellison

TEN TORS
Congratulations to Sam McGrath, James Slaney and
Declan Kelly Year 9, who completed the Ten Tors
Challenge at the beginning of May. Sam, James and
Declan completed a distance of 35 miles over
Dartmoor in variable weather conditions. Both
boys enjoyed the challenge and look forward to
taking part again next year.

PUPILS EXCEL IN TANG SOO DO


Congratulations to Year 11 pupils Imogen Fraser
and Daniella Astudillo and Year 9 pupil Krispin
Gardiner who won trophies at a national martial
arts competition recently. The pupils were among
400 competitors at the National Tang Soo Do
Championships in Nottingham.
Imogen took second in her sparring round and third
in forms in the Korean martial art. Daniella took
third in her sparring division, as did Krispin.
Well done.

FUTURE SCHOLAR AWARD


On Wednesday 7th May 2014, 5 Year 9 pupils
attended a Future Scholar Awards day at Cardiff
University. The pupils were given a tour of the
campus and introduced to University life and then
attended two sessions in the afternoon. The first
one on finances gave pupils the opportunity to buy
and sell lobster pots, pay rent, lose money and gain
an understanding of making money and taking a
gamble. Davis John and Christin James made a
profit of over 500 and won the competition. The
box of chocolates went down well in the minibus on
the way home! Session two was an insight into
magnetism and an understanding of the laws of
physics. St. Bedes was represented superbly by
Davis John, Christin James, Eoin Condron, Amber
Williams and Marika Niekowal.

FAITHWORKS TEAM
The Faithworks team visited the Little Sisters of the
Poor at St Josephs Care Home in Cotham on
Thursday 8th May. The day started with Mass and
pupils read and served at the altar. They then
entertained the residents with a wonderful concert
including singing, music and indian dancing. The
sisters and residents made us very welcome and we
had a wonderful day.
Well done to
the
Faithworks
team who
raised
money for
Cafod during
Lent.

WISE WORDS
Its choice not chance that determines your
destiny.
Jean Nidetch

SCHOLARSHIP WITH BRISTOL CITY FUTSAL TEAM


Congratulations to Year 11 pupils Corey Clark,
Aaron Coleman, Lewis Burden and Tom Price who
have been offered places on the Bristol City Futsal
scholarship scheme in September. The two year
course offers 20 scholarships to young people who
would like to combine practical playing
opportunities with education. The boys were
invited for an interview and two trials prior to
gaining the places, which are dependent on their
GCSE grades.
The course will offer coaching qualifications as well
as an opportunity to travel and play abroad.
Well done.

MAY HALF TERM SPORTS CAMPS


During the May half term the St Bede's Community
Sports team will be running a 4 day multi-sports
camp. The camp will run from 9am-3pm from
Tuesday 27th until Friday 30th May and is open to
boys and girls aged 7-14. Those attending will take
part in sports such as football, basketball, cricket,
rounders and tennis. For further information please
contact Rob Allan, Sports Development Officer, on
07825 767582 or email r.allan@stbcc.org

LAWRENCE WESTON COMMUNITY FARM


There are a variety of free family activities at
Lawrence Weston Community Farm during half
term. Activities range from making natural dyes to
making pin hole cameras.
Visit www.lwfarm.org.uk for more information.

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